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IPEDS ID: 176947
OPE ID: 00245300
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Central Methodist University-College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, Missouri 65248-1198
General information:  (660) 248-3391
Website:  www.centralmethodist.edu/
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Town: Distant
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,148 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  12 to 1
Admissionswww.centralmethodist.edu/admissions/
Apply Onlinewww.centralmethodist.edu/admissions/applications.php
Financial Aidwww.centralmethodist.edu/admissions/financial-aid/index.php
Net Price Calculatorwww.centralmethodist.edu/admissions/financial-aid/calculator/npcalc.htm
Disability Serviceswww.centralmethodist.edu/academics/learning-teaching/disability-accommodations.php
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.centralmethodist.edu/academics/provost/student-consumer.php
Mission Statement
  "Central Methodist University prepares students to make a difference in the world by emphasizing academic and professional excellence, ethical leadership, and social responsibility."
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Religious Affiliation
United Methodist
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty7932
Instructional7932
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$23,010$23,770$24,420$25,0702.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$7,550$7,730$7,940$8,1602.8%
Other$5,200$5,280$5,480$5,5200.7%
Off Campus
Room and board$4,420$4,420$4,800$4,8000.0%
Other$5,200$5,280$5,480$5,5200.7%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,200$5,280$5,480$5,5200.7%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
On Campus$36,760$37,780$38,840$39,7502.3%
Off Campus$33,630$34,470$35,700$36,3901.9%
Off Campus with Family$29,210$30,050$30,900$31,5902.2%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid1275100%————
Grant or scholarship aid275100%$4,745,015$17,255
Federal grants11341%$565,110$5,001
Pell grants11341%$537,810$4,759
Other federal grants3914%$27,300$700
State/local government grant or scholarships13549%$274,500$2,033
Institutional grants or scholarships275100%$3,905,405$14,201
Student loan aid19571%$1,408,891$7,225
Federal student loans19571%$1,053,168$5,401
Other student loans4115%$355,723$8,676
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid11,046$17,806,043$17,023
Pell grants443$2,021,317$4,563
Federal student loans764$5,066,806$6,632
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$21,184$22,688$20,525
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$20,002$20,172$15,937
$30,001 – $48,000$17,523$21,013$16,944
$48,001 – $75,000$19,933$22,659$20,016
$75,001 – $110,000$22,067$24,905$22,215
$110,001 and more$22,776$23,994$23,539
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)1,148
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment112
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 1%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 9%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 70%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 6%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 96%
25 and over: 4%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 67%
Out-of-state: 27%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2018
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants1,280767513
Percent admitted93%92%96%
Percent admitted who enrolled27%24%32%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2018 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT6119%
ACT27786%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing460550
SAT Math490580
ACT Composite2024
ACT English1924
ACT Math1824
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 73%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Returned in Fall 2018
  • Interpret data with caution due to small cohort. Very few students enrolled are part-time, first-time bachelor's degree-seeking. The small part-time, first-time cohort is prone to large swings in retention rates from year to year.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 74 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 40%
Transfer-out rate: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2010]
4-year: 35%
6-year: 45%
8-year: 47%
[Began in Fall 2012]
4-year: 35%
6-year: 40%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2010 or Fall 2012
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 38%
Female: 43%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 100%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 17%
White: 42%
Two or more races: 38%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 50%
Non-resident alien: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 46%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 44%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 36%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 49%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 2%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 54%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 50%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 50%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 100%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 0%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 100%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 57%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 59%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 26%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 55%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 37%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 7%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 36%
[Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 14%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 29%
[Non-Pell]
Received an Associate's degree: 0%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 43%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-17
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography-4
Category total-21
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-7
Business/Commerce, General214
Management Science-0
Category total221
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-4
Category total-4
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science08
Category total08
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-5
Education, Other-4
Elementary Education and Teaching-5
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-4
Music Teacher Education-5
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching-6
Social Science Teacher Education-1
Special Education and Teaching, General-2
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other-0
Category total-32
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-2
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing-0
Category total-2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management03
Category total03
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other0-
Athletic Training/Trainer-13
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-3
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-1
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other00
Occupational Therapist Assistant0-
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant8-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-40
Category total857
History
History, General-0
Category total-0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-21
Category total-21
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General16
Category total16
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other115
Category total115
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-4
Category total-4
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-5
Physical Fitness Technician-7
Category total-12
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-1
Philosophy and Religious Studies, General-0
Category total-1
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-2
Physics, General-0
Category total-2
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis-0
Psychology, General09
Category total09
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General-3
Sociology-2
Category total-5
Theology and Religious Vocations
Bible/Biblical Studies-2
Religious/Sacred Music-0
Category total-2
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-1
Music, Other-5
Category total-6
Grand total12231
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 16
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $7,221
RETENTION RATES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS PURSUING BACHELOR'S DEGREES
Full-time students: 75%
Part-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
NAIA Division I MenWomen
All Track Combined10593
Baseball70
Basketball4129
Football114
Soccer6136
Softball55
Volleyball43
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited since (01/01/1915)08/31/2028
Higher Learning CommissionAccredited (07/01/1913 - 01/01/1914)
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degreeAccredited since (04/21/2018)07/31/2025
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degreePreaccredited (11/30/2017 - 04/21/2018)
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantAccredited since (05/02/2018)06/30/2023
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantPreaccredited (05/04/2016 - 05/02/2018)
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levelsAccredited since (10/28/2006)12/31/2021
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levelsAccredited since (11/10/2008)12/31/2021
Missouri State Board of Nursing
Baccalaureate Degree Nursing Programs Accredited since ((!)07/01/1974)12/31/2020
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programsAccredited (09/01/1950 - 08/01/2014)
  • (!) Estimated date
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/173276.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape100
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery002
h. Aggravated assault200
i. Burglary211
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence001
b. Dating violence001
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations525
c. Liquor law violations239
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations230
c. Liquor law violations1280
On-Campus Student Housing Facilities
  • On-campus Student Housing Facilities statistics are a subset of On-Campus statistics.
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery002
h. Aggravated assault100
i. Burglary211
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence001
b. Dating violence001
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations525
c. Liquor law violations239
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations230
c. Liquor law violations1280
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate7.5%8.3%7.0%
Number in default879672
Number in repayment1,1511,1531,026
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)